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Automotive executive

Morton Kiel Kranitz, American automotive executive.

Background

Kranitz, Morton Kiel was born on February 10, 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Louis and Miriam (Saferstein) Kranitz.

Education

Student, Platt School Business, St. Joseph, 1948-1949.

Career

Manager, Dalton Shoe Corporation, St. Joseph and Fort Dodge, Iowa., 1947-1950;factory representative, Amano Shoe Manufacturing, Sierra Shoe Manufacturing, Los Angeles, 1950-1953;owner, Morton's Dry Cleaners, Denver, 1953-1958;manager, Les Femmes Shoe Store, Abilene, Texas, 1958-1959;manager, Pelletier's Shoes, Midland and Odessa, Texas, 1959-1961;store supervisor, buyer, Given Brothers Shoe and Apparel Chain, El Paso, Texas, 1961-1962;manager, Williams Auto Sales, Tucson, Arizona, 1962-1966;used car manager, O'Rielly Chevolet, Tucson, 1966-1970;general manager, part owner, Precision Toyota, Tucson, 1970-1990;owner, Kranitz Automotive Group, Tucson, since 1990.

Membership

Dinner chairman University Arizona Athletic Department, Tucson, 1981, 82. Delegate Democratic Party Arizona, Tucson, 1985. Journal. chairman National Jewish Hospital Dinner, Tucson, 1987, 88, 89.

Dinner committee American Cancer Celebrity Concert, Tucson, 1988-1990, 92-93. President Tucson Hebrew Academy Parent-Teachers Association, 1972-1974. Vice president Congregation Anshei Israel, 1979-1983, board trustees, 1974-1983.

Board directors Better Business Bureau, since 1993. With United States Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Old Pueblo Executive Club (president 1985, Plaque 1985), Tucson Classics (vice president 1985-1988, board member 1983-1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, swimming, walking, hiking.

Connections

Married Oleta Mae Sullivan, October 1, 1945 (divorced 1953). Married Sallie Ann Jaramillo, January 21, 1964. Children: Mortina, Lizbeth, Abra, Eran.

father:
Louis Kranitz

mother:
Miriam (Saferstein) Kranitz

spouse:
Oleta Mae Sullivan

spouse:
Sallie Ann Jaramillo

child:
Mortina Kranitz

child:
Lizbeth Kranitz

child:
Abra Kranitz

child:
Eran Kranitz